While international travel remains touch and go, many more of our North American readers will be taking to the Caribbean than usual this time of year. And with the variety, beauty and buzz of these unique charter grounds, it's no surprise. From undiscovered alcoves to bustling island life, the popular yachting haven of Sint Maarten is a must-see on any Caribbean cruise. For travellers looking to nail down their berthing plans in time for the summer ahead, the island’s very own luxury superyacht marina Yacht Club Port de Plaisance has released its new summer berthing rates and offers.
Voted for by superyacht captains and crew, the ACREW Superyacht Business Awards 2021 recognised the Best Superyacht Marina, rewarding quality of service and facilities. The Mediterranean gem of Port Montenegro took home the top prize, with Australia’s Coral Sea Marina announced as the runner-up.
The recent decision from UNESCO not to list the Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’ has been a boost to Australia and the country’s tourism heartland of Queensland. Though avoiding the downgrade is an encouraging sign, there is no doubting that a significant and concerted effort is required to secure the prosperity of this Natural Wonder of the World. Coral Sea Marina & Resort, an award-winning superyacht facility in the paradisiacal Whitsundays, is leading the yachting community’s contribution to preserving the Great Barrier Reef.